Shining Stars (pre-team) Level 1, Ages: 4-8 years
This is our youngest ‘invite only’ class. These gymnasts have demonstrated first an interest and then a skill level that suggests they are ready to get a little more serious about gymnastics. Fun and games are still a corner stone for these young gymnasts as they are given opportunities to further develop strength, flexibility and coordination on all four events. This class focuses on the development of Level 1 skills and is intended as a stepping stone between the Recreational and Competitive (Team) programs, it is our expectation that
students participating in this class are interested in a future as KIPS gymnastics team members. This class meets for 1 hour, two days each week.
Shooting Stars (pre-team) Level 1 and 2, Ages: 8+ years
This is an ‘invite-only’ class that may include older gymnasts from the recreational program that have demonstrated an interest and skill level that suggests they are ready to pursue gymnastics as more than a recreational activity, as well as younger gymnasts from Shining Stars (pre-team) that are ready to progress to the next level. These gymnasts will work on Level 1 and Level 2 skills based on the needs and abilities of the individual. They will spend time on all four Olympic events as well as work on group floor routines. It is our expectation that students participating in this class are interested in a future as KIPS gymnastics team members. This class meets for 2 hours, two days each week.
Bronze, Silver, Gold, & Platinum Stars (Competitive)
Our team classes are filled by invitation and tryout only. They are based on the USA gymnastics excel program. This program is focused on making the competition experience enjoyable and memorable. We spotlight competing with oneself, rather than comparing any individual athlete with other gymnasts. Working hard to reach individual goals and building character are the foundation of this program. Being part of the competitive program is an experience that takes dedication. Families accepting an invitation to participate in this program are not only signing up their gymnast for an amazing life experience, they are
joining a group of families that are involved with the gym through participation in the Booster Club. Competition starts at a Level 2. Athletes are placed in class based on their skill level.